Somehow, I don't think this possibility will be quite as well received by the fan-base as it appears to be by Jarrett Bush.
From Bush's Twitter account:
Brandon chiller I heard signs back to the pack?! Omg watch out baby !
Chillar was released last offseason after injuring his hamstring during a personal workout while the lockout was still in effect. He was also coming off a 2010 season where he was placed on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury. He would not have been able to pass the Packers physical and was let go.
Chillar was originally signed in 2008 to a two-year, $5.2 million contract. He then signed a four-year, $19 million contract that included $7 million over the first year in December 2009. He was due a salary of $2 milion, $300,000 in a roster bonus and $300,000 in a workout bonus last year. Because of the timing of the release, the Packers will be paying him $800,000 this year regardless of whether he signs or not.
He was often used in nickel situations and in various sub packages and was often cited as the Packers' "best coverage linebacker" - which was true only in the sense that he was usually the best of a pretty poor lot. He was always a decent athlete that brought a type of quickness the Packers seemed to lack somewhat last year.
It will be interesting to see if A) Jara decent athleterett Bush knows what's he's talking about and B) what the Packers' plans are for the linebacker.
This would not be the first time general manager Ted Thompson brought back a player he had released previously, having done so by trading for safety Anthony Smith after having released him the previous year.
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